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Websites – verified as of 30 Sep 09

Compiled by Amy Eagen, Transition Assistance Advisor, Colorado National Guard

Phone: 720-250-1173

Email: amy.eagen@us.army.mil

Ms. Eagen serves as the statewide point of contact and coordinator, and to provide technical support to mangers, supervisors, Huard members and their family members as to the benefits and entitlements available through Department of Veterans Affairs and to provide technical assistance in resolving entitlements to TRICARE.

Table of Contents

Contents


Table of Contents 1

Contents 1

Tricare 2

Wound Warrior Service Programs 2

Organizations Specific to Disability 3

Vacations for Wounded Service Members 3

Counseling 3

Special Programs for OEF/OIF Wounded 4

Family Assistance 5

Financial Assistance 7

Veterans Affair Programs 8

Transportation 8

Employment 8

Military 10

Education/Scholarships 10

Service Specific 10

Service Specific Financial Assistance 10

Housing 11

Legal 11


Veteran Service Officers Organizations


www.vfw.org – Veterans of Foreign Wars
www.amvets.org - American Veterans
www.dav.org – Disabled American Veterans
www.pva.org – Paralyzed Veterans of America
www.purpleheart.org – Military Order of the Purple Heart
www.legion.org - American Legion
www.nasdva.net – National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs
www.themilitarycoalition.org/Members.htm - Military Coalition Members

Tricare



www.tricare.mil - Tricare
www.tricaredentalprogram.com – Tricare Dental
www.trdp.org – Tricare Retiree Dental
www.healthnetfederalservices.com - Tricare North Region
www.humana-military.com – Tricare South Region
www.triwest.com – Tricare West Region
www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/esgr/privacyaAction.do - Guard and Reserve Web portal to access for signing up for Tricare Reserve Select
www.tricare.mil/tma/MMSO/index.aspx - Military Medical Support Office (MMSO)
www.addp-ucci.com – Active Duty Dental Program
www.express-scripts.com - Tricare Pharmacy

Wound Warrior Service Programs



www.aw2.army.mil – Army Wounded Warrior Program
www.m4l.usmc.mil – Marine for Life
www.npc.navy.mil/CommandSupport/SafeHarbor - Navy Safe Harbor – for Severly Injured Support
www.woundedwarrior.af.mil – Air Force Wounded Warrior Program

Organizations Specific to Disability



www.bva.org - Blind Veterans Association
www.nationalamputation.org – National Amputation Foundation
www.dvbic.org – Defense and Veterans Brian Injury Center
www.monkeyhelpers.org – Helping Hands
www.cdhs.state.co.us/tbi/definition_of_tbi.htm - Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Program
www.operationtbifreedom.org – Denver Options – Operation TBI Freedom

Vacations for Wounded Service Members



www.vacationsforveterans.org – Vacations for Veterans (is to enable veterans of the United States Armed Forces recently wounded in combat operations to receive free lodgings donated by vacation homeowners and who has received the Purple Heart Medal in the Afghanistan or Iraq Campaigns)

Counseling



www.onefreedom.org – One Freedom
www.sunriseseminars.comSunrise Seminars
www.peoplehouse.org – People House
www.veteransandfamilies.org - Veterans and Families Coming Home
www.lostandfoundinc.org – Lost and Found Inc.
www.vets4vets.us – Vets 4 Vets
www.vhvnow.org – Veterans Helping Veterans Now
www.ppbhg.org – Pike Peak Behavioral Health Group
www.annewein.com – Sleep Recover and Reintegration
www.artofredirection.com – Art of Redirection Counseling
www.giveanhour.org – Give an Hour
www.thesoldiersproject.org – Soldiers Project

Special Programs for OEF/OIF Wounded



www.challengeaspen.com – Challenge Aspen
www.challengedathletes.org – Challenged Athlete Foundation
www.dsusa.org - Disabled Sports USA
www.svasp.org – Sun Valley Adaptive Sports
www.independencefund.org - Independence Fund
www.sentinelsoffreedom.org – Sentinels of Freedom - Scholarships
www.operationfirstresponse.org – Operation First Response
www.woundedmarinecareers.org – Wounded Marine Careers Foundation
www.supportourwounded.org – Angels of Mercy
www.sentinelsoffreedom.org – Sentinels of Freedom
www.semperfifund.org – Semper Fi Fund (must be a marine or been attached to a marine unit on deployment when injuries took place)
www.operationfamilyfund.org – Operation Family Fund
www.pentagonfoundation.orgPentagon Foundation
www.saluteheroes.org – Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
www.injuredmarinesfund.org – Family & Friends for Freedom Fund, Inc.
www.rebuildhope.org – Rebuild Hope
www.heartsandhorses.org – Hearts and Horses
www.pptrc.org – Pike Peak Therapeutic Riding Center
www.cadenceriding.org – Cadence Riding
www.trectrax.org – Therapeutic Riding and Education Center
www.outdoorbuddies.org – Outdoor Buddies
www.woundedwarriorproject.org - Wounded Warrior Project
www.woundedheroesfund.net – Wounded Heroes Fund
http://operationimpact.ms.northropgrumman.com - Northup Gumman – assisting with employment
www.operationfamilyfund.org – Operation Family Fund
www.operationfirstresponse.org – Operation First Response
www.lakeshore.org - Lakeshore Foundation
www.tirrfoundation.org - Project Victory
www.woundedwarriorresourcecenter.com – Military One Source Wounded Warrior Resource Center
www.strikeoutsfortroops.org - Strikeouts for Troops
www.hopeforthewarriors.org – Hope for the Warriors
http://remind.org – Bob Woodruff Foundation
www.injuredmarinesfund.org – Family and Friends for Freedom Fund
www.fisherhouse.orgFisher House
www.transitionassistanceprogram.com – Wounded, Ill, and Injured Compensation and Benefits Handbook

Family Assistance



www.snowballexpress.org - Snowball Express
www.militaryonesource.com – Military One Source
www.military.com - Military news with benefit information
www.freedomcalls.org - Freedom Calls
www.ssa.gov – Social Security
www.herosalute.com – Hero Salute
www.hrc.army.mil/site/active/tagd/cmaoc/altfcm/index.htm - Army Long Term Family Case
www.nmfa.org – National Military Family Association
www.operationhomefront.org - Specific to IL
www.ourmilitary.mil/index.aspx - Our Military
www.uso.org – United Services Organization
www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com - Cell phones/calling cards for soldiers
www.homesforourtroops.org – Homes for our Troops
www.rebuildingtogether.org – Rebuilding Together
www.soldiersangels.com – Soldiers Angels
www.taps.org - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
www.nationalresourcedirectory.org – National Resource Directory
www.armedforcesfoundation.org - Armed Forces Foundation
www.veteransholidays.com - Veterans Holidays (discounted rates)
www.swords-to-plowshares.org - Swords to Plowshares (Employment, Training, Health, and legal)
www.grandcamps.org - Grand Camps for kids and grandparents
www.myarmyonesource.com – Army One Source
www.chooselifeinc.org – Assistance with Resume, Job readiness training, etc.
www.projectsanctuary.us – Project Sanctuary
www.freedomhunters.org – Freedom Hunters
www.redcross.org – American Red Cross
www.emilitary.org – The Military Family Network
www.focusproject.org – Project Focus
www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil – Military Homefront
www.militarystudent.org – Military Students on the Move
www.military.com/spouse - Military Spouse Career Center
www.naccrra.org – National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
www.milspouse.org – Military Spouse Resource Center – assist with employment, education, scholarships
www.fns.usda.gov/wic - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
www.ourmilitarykids.org – Our Military Kids

Financial Assistance



www.reserveaid.orgReserve Aid
www.unmetneeds.com – Unmet needs
www.impactahero.org/index.php - Impact a Hero
www.saluteheroes.org – Salute Heroes for Wounded Warriors
www.thehomefrontcares.org – Home Front Cares
www.usacares.org - USA Cares
www.operationhomefront.net - Operation Home Front
www.soldierfoundation.org – American Soldier Foundation
www.AMF100.org – American Military Family
www.legion.org/veterans/family/assistance - American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA)
www.naavets.org – National Association of American Veterans
www.nvf.org/contact/rfs/index.php - National Veterans Foundation
www.helpingheal.org/guidelines.html - Operation Helping Healing
www.elks.org – Elks Lodge – have financial assistance available

Veterans Affair Programs



www.va.gov - Veteran Affairs
www.vetbiz.gov – Veteran Business
www.taapmo.com – Transition Assistant Advisor
www.va.gov/hac/forbeneficiaries/champva/champva.asp - CHAMPVA for dependents

Transportation



www.veteransairlift.org – Veterans Airlift Command
www.aircompassionamerica.org – Air Ambulance Service
www.aircharitynetwork.orgAir Charity Network
www.angelflightwest.org – Angel Flight West
www.heromiles.org - Operation Hero Miles
www.mercymedical.org/helpful-links/ - Mercy Medical

Employment



www.return2work.org – Return 2 Work
www.militaryconnection.com – Military Connection
www.vetjobs.com - Vet Jobs
www.hireamericasheroes.org – Hire America Heroes
www.helmetstohardhats.org – Helmets to Hardhats
www.enableamerica.org – Enable America
www.veteransgreenjobs.org – Veterans Green Jobs
www.americasheroesatwork.gov – Americas Heroes at Work
www.VetsJobs.net - Veteran Job Fairs
www.usajobs.gov – USA Jobs
www.hireAhero.com – Hire a Hero
www.hirevetsfirst.gov – Hire Vets First
www.MOAA.org – Military Officers Association of America
www.RecruitArmy.com – Recruit Army
www.recruitnavy.com – Recruit Navy
www.recruitairforce.com – Recruit Airforce
www.recruitmarines.com – Recruit Marines
www.5starrecruitment.com – 5 Star Recruitment Career
http://acp-usa.org – American Corporate Program – Veterans Mentoring
www.460fss.com/460_FSS/HTML/HRO.html - Buckley AFB NAF Human Resource Office
www.coloradoworkforce.com – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
http://regionalhelpwanted.com/colorado-springs-jobs - Colorado Springs Help Wanted
www.jobsearch.org - Job Bank
http://www.gssa.state.co.us/announce/Job+Announcements.nsf/$about?OpenAbout – Colorado State Government Job Announcement

Military



www.archives.gov - National Archives and Records Administration
www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/owa/home - DEERS/RAPIDS Locator
www.themilitarycoalition.org – Military Coalition
www.transitionassistanceprogram.com – Transition Assistance Program Turbo Tap
www.militaryaudiology.org - Military Audiology
www.OnetCenter.org – To transfer Military Occupation Specialty to Civilian

Education/Scholarships



www.fishhouse.org – Fish House Foundation
www.cfsrf.org – Children of Fallen Heroes
www.freedomalliance.org – Freedom Alliance
www.militaryscholar.org - Scholarships for military children
www.dantes.doded.mil – Troops to teachers

Service Specific



www.npc.navy.mil - Navy Personnel Command
www.afcrossroads.comAir Force Cross Roads
www.hrc.army.mil/indexflash.asp - U.S. Army Human Resource Command
www.marines.mil/Pages/Default.aspx - Marines
www.uscg.mil – U.S. Coastguard

Service Specific Financial Assistance



www.afas.org – Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), they also have a loan called the Falcon loan which is $500 or less for emergency needs.
www.aerhq.org – Army Emergency Relief
www.cgmahq.org – Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (Active, Reserve, and Retired)
www.nmcrs.org – Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Financial Assistance

Housing



www.homesforourtroops.org – Home for our troops - (they will build you a house at no cost if accepted)
www.buildinghomesforheroes.com – Building Homes for Heroes
www.rebuildingtogether.org - Rebuilding Together believes we can preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.
www.operationforeverfree.org – Operation Forever Free

Legal



www.nvlsp.org – National Veterans Legal Services Program
www.abanet.org – American Bar Association, Pro Bono Programs (information on free legal services)
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